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Date:   Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:30:21 -0800
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
Cc:, Jason Wang <>,, Michal Marek <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Matt Mackall <>,
        Herbert Xu <>,
        David Airlie <>,
        Gerd Hoffmann <>,
        Ohad Ben-Cohen <>,
        Christian Borntraeger <>,
        Cornelia Huck <>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>, Jens Axboe <>,
        Neil Armstrong <>,
        Stefan Hajnoczi <>,
        Asias He <>,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/10] virtio: enable endian checks for sparse builds

On Tue, Dec 06, 2016 at 05:41:05PM +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> __CHECK_ENDIAN__ isn't on by default presumably because
> it triggers too many sparse warnings for correct code.
> But virtio is now clean of these warnings, and
> we want to keep it this way - enable this for
> sparse builds.
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>

Nah.  Please just enable it globally when using sparse.  I actually
had a chat with Linus about that a while ago and he seemed generally
fine with it, I just didn't manage to actually do it..

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